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Law School Applications / Re: extended time on the LSATs??
« on: March 11, 2007, 07:57:14 PM »
I'm not sure I want to go to a doctor that needed extra time on the MCAT...

How about hiring a lawyer who needed extra time on the LSAT?

I'd almost feel a little more uneasy about that, since the LSAT specifically tests your ability to look at info and make determinations about it in a short time span. 

3/4 of the MCAT, you know it or you don't.  I'm not saying it's an easy test, but time isn't as big a factor on most of the MCAT (verbal reasoning would be the one exception here).

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Law School Applications / Re: extended time on the LSATs??
« on: March 11, 2007, 07:52:30 PM »
I'm not sure I want to go to a doctor that needed extra time on the MCAT...

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Law School Applications / Re: extended time on the LSATs??
« on: March 11, 2007, 07:43:17 PM »
just curious what the consensus on this was....

let's say you have a legitimate learning disability or some other disability that prevented you from taking the LSATs under normal timing conditions. What do law schools think of this?

I've read a few threads where people said, even though they have a legitimate learning disability, they don't want accomodations for testing becuase it looks bad to adcomms...and this worries me because that's not appropiate under the ADA and is a prosecutable offense.

discuss.

I could see why I would give adcomms pause, but I know that UMich specifically says in their (rather detailed) FAQ that they look at accommadated test scores no differently.  I don't know anything about anywhere else, though.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Debt: How much is too much?
« on: March 10, 2007, 08:34:13 PM »
I think I'm missing something. Thus far, I haven't worried much about loans. But, everyone else seems to be.

I'll need to take out about 60k in loans since, thus far, no one is giving me any money. Assuming that interest is around 7%, and the repayment term is 10 years, my monthly payments would be about $700, i.e. a car payment. The loan calculators suggest that I'd need a salary of 83k to comfortably pay it back.

I don't think it's unreasonable to think I'll make that much my first year out of school. I make more than that now. So, 10 years and my debt is paid off. Is there some major issue I'm missing here? I see so much worry about student loan debt that I feel like I must be missing something.

You and I must drive vastly different vehicles...heh.

Do you have any links to loan calculators?  I'm really struggling with these money decisions right now.

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Law School Applications / Re: WUSTL
« on: March 10, 2007, 07:41:45 PM »
If they haven't offered me $$$ by now its safe to assume they never will, right?

I'm in StL right now...visited campus and talked to the dean of admissions today.  A meeting of the scholarship committee was set for this afternoon, so you may hear something soon.  It looks like the big bucks may have been doled out, though..  :-\

Tell us your impressions about the schools please  :)

I was quite impressed.  The campus is gorgeous, though there is a bit of construction going on (not always a bad thing).  One thing I really liked about the buildings is that they all seemed to follow the same architectural style, so you don't have a bunch of buildings you can look at and date by decade (i.e. ND, which is stll quite pretty).  The law school is housed in a great building as well.

The admissions staff was amazingly friendly and eager to answer all my questions.  I sat in on a crim law class, which was great because I realized that A) I would find law school interesting and B) the socratic method was not so scary.  I took a tour with a 3L who, not surprisingly, had a lot of great things to say about the school.  The students and profs I met were incredibly gracious and had wonderful things to say about the school.  It really seems like the school is going nowhere but up.  I left with a great feeling about it.  I would say that if money were not an object, I would have handed them a deposit check.  As such, it's my top choice, but also my most expensive.


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Law School Applications / Re: WUSTL
« on: March 08, 2007, 11:22:10 PM »
If they haven't offered me $$$ by now its safe to assume they never will, right?

I'm in StL right now...visited campus and talked to the dean of admissions today.  A meeting of the scholarship committee was set for this afternoon, so you may hear something soon.  It looks like the big bucks may have been doled out, though..  :-\

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: UTK - Tennessee
« on: March 08, 2007, 11:20:42 PM »
I just released my full ride at UTK two days ago, so hopefully one of y'all will get it!   ;D  I got the same deal at Alabama and it was a hard decision, but I like UA slightly better.

I got a full ride, I just didn't get any fancy named scholrship...haha.

I didn' get an offer, but I did get a letter from a professor telling me how cool UT is.  Do you guys think this means they aren't offering me anything? That's kind of sad. 

Also, I'm going to Gonzaga's Open House on the 31st so I can't go to UT for one day, especially if they're expecting me to pay for all of law school by myself. I'm too poor for that lol.

I know you'e out west somewhere, but are you a TN resident?  I don't know specifics for UTK, but state schools tend to be pretty stingy about giving out money to non-residents.  Even so, you'd think they'd offer something.  I guess you're pretty set on the pacific NW, though?

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: UTK - Tennessee
« on: March 06, 2007, 05:11:55 PM »
Haha, if I am the primary recipient, I will sell you the rights to the scholarship for a mere 5K (or best offer). 

Turns out I don't need it.  I e-mailed today and found out that I received a full ride, with no name, but I'm also the alternate recipient of a scholarship with a name.

It won't change anything if you sell me your scholarship...heh.

This is good though.  I'm really a little worried about paying for this whole thing, so maybe UTK will be where I end up.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: UTK - Tennessee
« on: March 05, 2007, 11:17:13 PM »
Confusing?  What did it say?

Paragraph 1: We are pleased to offer you a scholarship!

Paragraph 2: We want to let you know that you're an alternate recipient of XX scholarship.  If the recipient fails to enroll, you will recieve the award.

blah blah

Enclosure: Full tuition scholarship guidelines...and how to accept said full tuition scholarship

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: UTK - Tennessee
« on: March 05, 2007, 03:07:49 PM »
Finally, some movement on the Scholarship front out of Knoxville.

I think I got a full ride, but the letter is confusing.

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